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Porcelain Inlays Long Beach

Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore

Restore your million-dollar smile with porcelain inlays in Long Beach. Porcelain inlays resemble the natural color of your teeth so you can smile with confidence. These are custom fitted with the help of Dr. John Cho with expert precision so you can enjoy your set of pearly whites.

What are porcelain inlays?

An inlay restoration is a custom made filling made of composite material, gold, or tooth-colored porcelain. Porcelain inlays are popular because they resemble your natural tooth. A porcelain inlay is made by a professional dental laboratory and is permanently cemented into the tooth by your dentist.

Inlays can be utilized to conservatively repair teeth that have large defective fillings or have been damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays are an ideal alternative to conventional silver and composite fillings. Also, they are more conservative than crowns because less tooth structure is removed in the preparation of inlays.

As with most dental restorations, inlays are not always permanent and may someday require replacement. They are highly durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.

Reasons for inlay restorations:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.

Am I an ideal candidate for porcelain inlays?

If you need to fill a gap or cavity in your teeth, then porcelain inlays may be a good option for you. If your tooth is broken or chipped, you can get porcelain inlays to restore its shape for better chewing capabilities. If the remaining tooth is not able to support a crown, inlays can be used to fill it in.

Your consultation

Dr. Cho will examine your dental structure and teeth during your initial consultation. Dr. Cho will look closely at the remaining tooth and your bite. This evaluation will help determine if porcelain inlays are best for you.

Your oral health will be checked and taken into consideration as well. Diagnostic tests like X-rays may be performed in order to check the anatomy of your jaw.

What does getting an inlay involve?

An inlay procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate impressions (molds) that will be used to create your custom inlay and a temporary restoration.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will remove any decay and/or old filling materials. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared, shaping the surface to properly fit an inlay restoration. A temporary filling will be applied to protect the tooth while your inlay is made by a dental laboratory.

At your second appointment your new inlay will be carefully and precisely cemented into place. A few adjustments may be necessary to ensure a proper fit and that your bite is comfortable.


You will receive care instruction at the conclusion of your treatment. You can go back to your normal routine immediately after your procedure. However, you will need to wait for the anesthetic to wear off before you eat or drink. Good oral hygiene practices, a proper diet, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new inlay.

Cost and payment options

Our cosmetic dentistry office works with most insurance plans and will be glad to submit a claim to your insurance company. We also accept all major credit cards, cash, personal checks, and ATM cards. Financing options are also available through CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing.

CareCredit can fill in the gaps with your insurance plan to pay your dental bills in full. Lending Club Patient Financing helps you move forward with your dental procedure by providing flexible financing with low interest rates.

Schedule a consultation

If you have a chipped tooth that needs repair, find out how porcelain inlays in Long Beach can give you back your winning smile. Call today to arrange a consultation with Dr. Cho.

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    “This dental office is highly recommended- for their service, friendliness and expertise in dentistry. The deep cleaning done for my needs was painless.”

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